FOOD FOR THOUGHT

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

If

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs

and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

but make allowances for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, and yet don’t look too good,

nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

If you can think and not make thoughts your aim:

If you can meet with triumphs and disasters and treat those two imposters

just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves
to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to broken

and stoop and build ‘em up with worn out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

and never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

to serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

except the will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, if all men count with you,

but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, and - which is more -

you’ll be a man, my son!

-Rudyard Kipling


Here’s a link to Miss Kristina’s (aka Rehya Stevens) brand new Christmas album. It’s lovely. Click the link to purchase for yourself. Happy Holidays!

WHAT I'M READING

Untangled is an essential read if you are raising a girl between ages 11 and 18. An excellent look into what is going on for them, and how to manage yourself in the process. Loved it!

We discuss this book in episode 12.

Cathy, Kirsten & I are reading this one next. Join us!!!

This book was very validating for me, and speaks to those who have had a rough upbringing. Powerful read.

 

New Book Club book about forming and keeping habits. I'm only on page 25 and I've already learned a lot.

This is the book about having a Narssisistic parent. It blew my mind when I first read it. I hope it helps you as well. We discussed this in episode 17.

Research on pleasing your man! It's a good one. Discussed in episode 8.

This book is such a great resource for a parent of a child with Dyslexia. It helped me tremendously.

This is the book I mention in episode 29, Cathy and I are reading now. Looking forward to it.

This book we talk about in episode 30, I haven't read it yet but plan to.